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Mr. Ramsden

  • 1791
  • Engraved by John Jones, after the painting by Robert Home
    Made in London
  • Plate: 20 x 13.75 in.
    Mezzotint on wove paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.178
  • No known copyright restrictions


A seated portrait of Jesse Ramsden (1735–1800), the royal optician to King George III and an instrument maker. In the background is Ramsden's altitude and ozimuth circle. He holds a scale in his left hand and a compass in his right hand.

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